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[movies]The Sunbeam - D W Griffith
The Sunbeam was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. When a film called The Sunbeam refers to a little girl with a dead mother, you know you are in for a bit of sentimentality and so you are. But given that, it is a neat little film with an interesting picture of life in a tenement house and the social mores of the day.
Keywords: silents
Downloads: 2,167 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]IUMA: the Silents
Paul and Jake have been writing songs and performing together on and off for 10 years. Different bass players and drummers kept coming and going. That never stopped them from moving forward and writing really amazing music together. August 02' enter Sean looking for the right people to hook up with after years of floating from one band to another. He liked what he heard and they liked what they heard...
Keywords: the Silents
Downloads: 13
[movies]The Golden Louis
The Golden Louis directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is a lovely little Victorian piece much like "The Little Match Girl" of a small girl begging in the winter street.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 655
[movies]Those Awful Hats - D W Griffith
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Keywords: griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,007
[movies]The Renunciation
The Renunciation is a film made by D W Griffith in 1909. Like many if his early Biograph films it is rather simplistic and a bit convoluted but remember, he was making 2 or 3 of them a week.
Keywords: silents; griffith
Downloads: 448
[movies]The Blind Man - Alice Guy
A short trifle, actually a stage piece made by Alice Guy in 1898
Keywords: silents; France
Downloads: 684
[movies]The Burglar's Dilemma - D W Griffith
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 1,712
[movies]One is Business,; The Other Crime. - D W Griffith
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 914
[movies]Little Nemo
Little Nemo is a very early animation (1911) drawn by Windsor McCay and based on his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It is interesting in that it shows McCay drawing the pictures which will later go into the animation.
Keywords: silents; animation
Downloads: 9,837 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Fatty's Suitless Day
Fatty's Suitless Day a 1914 Keystone Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle was also called Fatty's Magic Pants.
Keywords: silents; short
Downloads: 1,740 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Unseen Enemy - D W Griffith
The Unseen Enemy, Directed by D W Griffith in 1912 is the first film to star Lilian and Dorothy Gish in what were termed at the time"charming" performances. It is a simple melodrama with threat and rescue but played nicely. Victoriuanism prevails. Note the use of the idea of the kiss and how Dorothy reacts to her first kiss in the final few fading frames.
Keywords: Gish; silents
Downloads: 1,302
[movies]The Devilish Tenant
A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.
Keywords: France; silents
Downloads: 2,655
[movies]Lonely Villa - D W Griffith
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,776
[movies]Bliss
A rather inconsequential Harold Lloyd short from 1917
Keywords: Lloyd; silents
Downloads: 1,554
[movies]A Trap For Santa - D W Griffith
This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because ...
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,330
[movies]Little Nemo - Windsor McKay
Little Nemo a very early (1911) animation by Windsor McKay
Keywords: amimation. silents
Downloads: 2,689
[movies]The Crazy Ray - Rene Clair
The Crazy Ray (Paris Qui Dort) a 1927 silent comedy by Rene Clair is the story of a mad scientist who devises a ray which puts all people to sleep. It has a few humorous moments but is if interest mainly to film historians and students.
Keywords: Clair; silents
Downloads: 6,228 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Perfect Man Roughcut Redux - Kat Eiswald
A roughcut of the film. Need to change the music, to allow more time for complete final scene.
Keywords: Rape; silents
Downloads: 714
[movies]Fatty Joins The Force
A Fatty Arbuckle comedy from 1913 co-starring Al St John and Edgar Kennedy
Keywords: police; silents
Downloads: 2,284 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Felix Goes West - Pat Sullivan
A Felix The Cat cartoon form Pat Sullivan from 1924. I have brightened the picture and added a sound track.
Keywords: animation; silents
Downloads: 881
[movies]Out West
Out West (1918) A Fatty Arbuckle comedy including performances by Buster Keaton and Al St John. It is a parody of Western pictures of the way.
Keywords: silents; western
Downloads: 3,636
[movies]Scarlet Street - D. W. Griffith
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 888 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Death's Marathon - D. W. Griffith
Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Keywords: silents; suicide
Downloads: 907
[movies]A Beast at Bay - D W Griffith
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 2,641
[movies]The Miser's Heart
A 1911 short directed by D,W. Griffith. A simple story, typical of Griffith with Donald Crisp as one of the cops and Blanch Sweet as the neighbor. Billy Bitzer was cameraman. Notice the AB on the side of the stairs. This was what the American Biograph company used to protect their copyright on their films. You might also note that the burglars are wearing jackets and ties.
Keywords: Griffith; silents; slums; tenaments
Downloads: 714
[movies]A Calamitous Elopement
A Calamitous Elopement was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1908. One of the hundreds of films Griffith made for the company, it is a not particularly distinguished comedy about the comic complications a couple encounter when eloping. These pictures were often made in a week and were sometimes not well thought out. For example, why did she elope with an empty trunk?
Keywords: griffith; romance; comedey; silents
Downloads: 1,108
[movies]Archival footage from LOC
During the early years of film, The Library of Congress secured copyright by having filmmakers print their film negatives outon paper. These paper prints have outlasted later celluloid films which deteriorated quickly. For that reason we have a brief period during the start of movies where we have pretty good reproduction of films of that time. These were usually short primitive realities but oftren very interesting...
Keywords: silents; early film
Downloads: 508
[movies]The Sealed Room - D W Griffith
The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Keywords: royalty; griffith; silents
Downloads: 644
[movies]Enoch Arden - D W Griffith
Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one?
Keywords: silents; Griffith; sea
Downloads: 1,249
[movies]Jack and the Beanstalk
This is the Edwin S Porter film version of the old story which was produced for the Edison production company in 1902
Keywords: fiary tale; silents
Downloads: 409
[movies]The Colonel's Account
This is an edit of an old (1906) film by Louis Feuillade called "The Colonel's Account" I have done some editing, adding zooms, close-ups etc and added a track of music, sound effects and voice. It is only 2 1/2 minutes long so give it a look and see what you think. This should not be considered a substitute for the original film which I intend to upload soon, I hope you enjoy the video and please write a review to let me know if I am on the right track,
Keywords: silents; war; alsedit
Downloads: 467
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "His Favorite Pasttime"
Charlie Chaplin's 7th Film Released March 16 1914. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004091/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 23,999 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Between Showers"
Charlie Chaplin's 4th Released Feb. 28 1914 Between Showers was a short film made by Keystone Studios and directed by Henry Lehrman. It starred Charlie Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Emma Bell Clifton, and Chester Conklin. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003679/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 36,142 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Manhatta
Manhatta is a A portrait of New York by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. The title cards show quotes from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia. "The film spans an imaginary day in the life of New York City, beginning with footage of Staten Island ferry commuters and culminating with the sun setting over the Hudson River. It has been described as the first avant-garde film made in America.....
Keywords: silents; New York; documentary
Downloads: 1,562 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Jerry The Paperboy
You tell me. This is a delightful little silent picture from the United States in the earls days. It is uncredited. I would appreciate hearing information about it. There is another copy of this on the Archive to which nI have added a sound track and brightened the picture.
Keywords: germany; boy; silents; comedy
Downloads: 1,909 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's Triple Trouble
Charlie Chaplin's 50th Film released In 1918. (put together by Essanay from unfinished Chaplin films two years after he had left the company) Triple Trouble was a silent film released in 1918. It starred Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Leo White. This film was not an official Chaplin film, even thought it has many Chaplin directed scenes. The film was produced and edited by Essanay Films, with Leo White as director for new scenes...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 33,274
[movies]A Very Fine Lady
A delightful little 1908 silent comedy from Louis Feuillade of France who directed over 630 films.
Keywords: France; sex appeal; silents
Downloads: 4,406 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "A Fair Exchange"
Charlie Chaplins 34th Film Released Dec. 05 1914. This Film was released as Getting Acquainted. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004011/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents; CC
Downloads: 149,700
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Masquerader"
Charlie Chaplins 24th Film Released Aug.27 1914 The Masquerader is a 1914 film written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin. Its running time is only 16 minutes. It is the tenth film directed and the second written by Chaplin. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004311/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 30,250 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Floorwalker"
Charlie Chaplins 51st Film Released May 15 1916 The Floorwalker was Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Company made in 1916. It starred Chaplin as a customer in a department store who finds out the manager is stealing money from the store. It was noted for the first 'running staircase' used in films. Edna Purviance played a minor role as a secretary to the store manager, played by Eric Campbell. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006689/ Watch more Chaplin films
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 275,575 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Death's Mararthon - D.W. Griffith
Death's Mararathon, directed by D.W. Griffith in 1913 stars Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron and Blanche Sweet in a tale of rivalry over love, gambling and suicide.
Keywords: griffith; gambling; silents
Downloads: 796
[movies]Dream of A Rarebit Fiend
This is the earliest version of this story. It was produced by the Edison Studios about 1908. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the original author of the story, Windsor McCay
Keywords: high; silents; McCay; Edison
Downloads: 1,271 (1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Twenty Minutes Of Love"
Charlie Chaplins 11th Film Released April 20 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004736/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 23,179
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Making A Living"
Charlie Chaplin's 1st Film Released Feb. 02 1914 Making a Living is the first film appearance of Charlie Chaplin, which premiered on February 2, 1914. Chaplin plays a lady-charming swindler, Edgar English, who runs afoul of the Keystone Kops. Chaplin's famed screen persona of "the Little Tramp" did not appear until the film Kid Auto Races at Venice. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004288/ Find more Chaplin films
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 168,455 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(7 reviews)
[movies]Fantasmagori
This is probably the first animated film, produced by Emil Cohl, considered the "father of animation" in 1908
Keywords: animation; silents; film history
Downloads: 6,883
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Charlott Et Le Mannequin" (Mabel's Married Life)
Charlie Chaplin's 19th Film Released June 20 1914 as Mabel's Married Life. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004282/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 16,758
[movies]The Infernal Cauldron
Georges Melies, 1903. (Also refereed to as the infernal Boiling Pot) Here is a description from Wikipedia. "The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron. He performs an incantation and three spirits suddenly appear from the flames, before dancing above his head. Frolicking in hellish joy, the demon watches as the three spirits burn up and fall to earth.".
Keywords: France; Melies; Color; silents
Downloads: 1,613
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Charolot Gargon De Theater" ( The Property Man)
Charlie Chaplin's 21st Film Released Aug. 01 1914 Charolot Gargon De Theater is the French version of The Property Man. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004499/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 19,291 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Burstrup Homes Murder Case
A spoof of Sherlock Holmes who was quite popular at the time, this film was directed by Alice Guy Blache in the Solex Studios. Probable made sometime about 1911. See Algie the Miner or Officer Henderson elsewhere on the Archive.
Keywords: silents; Sherlock Holmes; detective
Downloads: 1,897 (1 review)
[movies]The Adventures of Dollie - D W Griffith
The Adventures of Dollie was made by D W Griffith in 1908. Hr went to the Biograph studios as an aspiring actor and was asked to direct a film. He did so on the condition he not lost his acting job. This was the first picture he directed and he never turned back.
Keywords: Griffith; Biograph; silents
Downloads: 3,099
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